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encephalitozoon

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noun en·ceph·a·li·to·zo·on \-ˌlīt-ə-ˈzō-ˌän, -ˈzō-ən\

Medical Definition of encephalitozoon

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of protozoans of the order Microsporidia that infect the brain and kidneys of numerous mammals and that include one (E. cuniculi) infecting humans and especially immunocompromised individuals

  2. 2plural encephalitozoa \-ˈzō-ə\play :  any protozoan of the genus Encephalitozoon




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